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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

tiger lily

I don't remember seeing downward-facing small lilies before this summer. Perhaps these small beauties weren't planted in gardens that I visited; I'm glad to have made their acquaintance.

tiger lily splashes bright color

Sunday, July 26, 2015

a surprise destination

Knowing that it might not be a good destination on a summer afternoon I still headed to Rockport yesterday, hoping to walk in Halibut State Park. My uneasy feeling slapped me in the face when I arrived at the road leading to the parking lot to see a "full" sign with an indication that the parking lot would reopen in a half hour. Hmmm... how does the park staff know there will be spaces for more cars in that timeframe?

This is the first visit to the park that stopped me in my tracks, but then again arriving in the early afternoon on a cool summer day is something I'd never tried before.

I turned around, thinking I would find another place to walk for a bit, then return.

I was lucky, turning towards the sea down a random street a little closer to the town center (but not leading to the town center as I knew I was unlikely to find parking there). There were wider streets off of that street that looked to support parking - at least there weren't any "no parking" signs as there were on the narrower streets. I left the car and started walking.

I found a public path leading out onto the rocky coastline, wandering there for a while.

along a rocky coastline

My next stop was a small harbor where I was treated with the view of fishing boats reflecting in the calm waters.

fishing boats, mirrored water

It was a good wander in a new-to-me spot along the coast. It satisfied my need to listen to the ocean waves.

More photos can be seen in the gallery coastal Massachusetts :: 2015.

Friday, July 24, 2015


A portrait of a dahlia moving in the wind...

a portrait of a dahlia on a windy afternoon

Thursday, July 23, 2015

a happy bee

Gardens provide a home for flowers and busy bees.

covered in pollen

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


A leaf on edge, reaching toward a sunflower wearing variegated petals...


Monday, July 20, 2015


Petals in golden colors decorate the garden.

golden, flower petals in burnt orange and yellow

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Yesterday was a day of two... two friends wandering together, visiting two parks in two states.

Our first stop was Fort Foster in Kittery Point. It's a good place to walk along the rocky coast, watching the water, the birds, the other people, happy dogs.

a good day for walking along the coast

Once we finished our ocean-side walk we headed to Portsmouth where the vibrant colors of summer flowers in Prescott Park called to me.

a swath of bee balm

It was a good day for visiting, for wandering, and for a bit of camera play.

For more photos, click to the galleries south coastal Maine 2015 and in Prescott Park.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

simple beauty

Sunflowers splash simple beauty, brightening the day.

simple beauty

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Flowers move in the wind; a capture in motion creates a dreamy image.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Brightly colored strawflowers reach to the sun.

bright strawflowers